Desert Star Hat by Sarah Inskeep Designs

Desert Star Hat

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Worked in the round in Desert Star color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
132 - 175 yards (121 - 160 m)
Pattern is written for two sizes: S/M (M/L); to fit a 21 (23)” / 53.5 (58.5) cm head.
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This cozy hat features a ribbed brim and geometric stranded color work motif. Worked in the round from the bottom up using 100% alpaca yarn, it’s the ultimate in softness and warmth! Inspired by my family’s Native American roots, this design celebrates the beautiful geometric patterns found in Native American artwork.

Sizing:
Pattern is written for two sizes: S/M (M/L); to fit a 21 (23)” / 53.5 (58.5) cm head. Please note that because 100% alpaca yarn is so stretchy, this hat is designed to be worn with 2.5” / 6.5 cm negative ease.

Finished Measurements:
18.75 (20.75)” / 47.5 (52.5) cm circumference, and
7.75 (8.5)” / 19.5 (21.5) cm hat height.

Gauge:
24 sts and 27 rnds = 4” / 10 cm on larger needles, worked in the rnd in Desert Star color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.

Yarn:
You’ll need approximately 132 (175.5) yards / 121 (160.5) meters of 100% alpaca DK/light worsted weight yarn in three colors.
Sample is worked and shown in Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot” (now listed on Ravelry as “Herriot Heather” or “Herriot Heathers”) 100% baby alpaca in colors:
Talc #01, ~ 33 (44) yds / 30 (40) m;
Walnut #04 ~ 49.5 (65.75) yds / 45 (60) m; and
Bullrush #03 ~ 49.5 (65.75) yds / 45 (60) m.

Tools:
One set 6 US / 4 mm needles (or size to obtain gauge in Desert Star color work pattern).
One set 5 US / 3.75 mm needles (or one size smaller than needed for gauge).
One set of DPNs in size needed for gauge.

Use a set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one 16” / 40 cm long circular needle, according to your preferences for knitting in the round. a yarn needle, and 8 st markers (1 unique, 7 matching).

Pattern instructions are written and include common stitch abbreviations and a color work chart. Techniques to indulge in: Knitting in the round, and stranded color work!